Writing Drama For Television
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Jed Mercurio

Writing Drama For Television

Ever wanted to create your own TV series?
Learn how, from the award-winning creator of Bodyguard and Line of Duty.

  • Made For All Levels

  • Watch On Any Device

  • One Off Payment

The Course

For anyone who wants to write great TV, online series or films. Jed takes you from ideas to final script to getting it made. Notebook, pen, and a love for TV recommended.

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Your Maestro

Jed Mercurio is one of Britain’s most successful television writers. The award-winning creator of Bodyguard and Line of Duty will show you how to master mystery, jeopardy, and structure to create edge-of-your-seat drama.


Course Notes

Course notes

113 pages

A downloadable PDF full of further insight, scripts, and exercises for each lesson, to help you put theory into practice.

Course Notes

What People are Saying

Everything was so clear and easy to understand.

- Anon

Very comprehensive covering everything from thinking about ideas for scripts through to how to develop a career as a scriptwriter.

- Liz Marley

Engaging throughout, informative, worthwhile.

- Anon

Comprehensive. Engaging. Clear.

- Tom Lincoln

I liked the quality and amount of video content, and a teacher that made everything clear.

- Sarah Crockford

Very informative, clearly understands the subject & shared his experiences, lots of pointers & the pitfalls to watch out for.

- Terry May

His clarity of thought, black, white, very little grey, even if there were ideas I didn't agree with I enjoyed mine being challenged.

- Anon

Jed's insight is fascinating.

- Anon

Jed's use of analogies that uses his previous careers to highlight the writer's control of plot. Very helpful in developing my series bible and first pilot episode script.

- Neil T Humphries

Gotta say the @jedmercurio class online is the best £80 I've ever spent! Recommended.

- A.A. Dhand

I bought his course for myself and I'm gonna agree it's the best £80 I've ever spent, and off the back of this course I've managed to write my first pilot script from scratch thank you Jed.

- Becky

Just started this course and loving it! Thank you #jedmercurio

- Sylvie

@jedmercurio have absolutely LOVED your @bbcmaestro course. It will, no doubt, be something I return to regularly. Thank you so much for sharing your wisdom.

- Melissa

Jed Mercurio was a great tutor. He was extremely clear and honest, giving us the benefit of his own very wide experience in a concise way, often with clear examples. He covered all aspects of screenwriting combined with answering all of the questions that prospective screenwriters need to know. It was brilliant!

- Heather Dunmore

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